Flexible packaging firm opens new UK base following ‘rapid’ growth

ECO Flexibles has opened its new UK headquarters in Northampton, in a move described as a ‘significant leap forward’ for the business.

Now located in a 40,000 ft2 production site, the move has been accompanied by investments in packaging press machinery and technology as part of expansion plans.

The investment includes the multi-million-pound installation of a Fujifilm Jet Press FP790 digital water-based inkjet press, which is specifically designed for the flexible packaging market and the ‘first of its kind’ outside of Japan. This sits alongside new slitting and laminating capability.

Eco Flexibles explained the decision to relocate and invest comes in response to ‘rapid growth’ and the escalating global demand for its flexible packaging designs, which include recyclable monopolymers and paper-based solutions.

Director Simon Buswell said, “Eco Flexibles is a true packaging success story. Our approach to developing and delivering sustainable packaging and circularity has struck a chord with the retail market, and it soon became clear that we needed to scale up our operations and expand our team.

“The new facility is more than just a futuristic showcase to wow customers, it’s built to perform and is armed with the print and converting technology we need to constantly evolve our business. The market doesn’t stay static, and neither do we.

“Our team headcount has grown quickly to keep up with demand, and now operating from our brand-new facility, we’re starting the next stage of our commercial journey. Our existing customer base will now experience a new level of service and print performance and the wider market will get a clearer picture of why Eco Flexibles is making such an impact in the packaging sector.”